Tuesday, December 05, 2006

CAIR Targets Dennis Prager

Talk Show host Dennis Prager and I disagree on most social issues (quite frankly I think the man is a Neanderthal and he brings out the feminazi in me anytime I happen upon his show), but I do agree with most of his non-woman related political views...

He is now under fire from CAIR for remarks similar to ones that I have made. They say they wouldn't care if he was just a talk show host or Blogger, but he is also a Presidential appointee to the federally funded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Counsel.

Prager's remarks were regarding new member of Congress Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, who wants to be sworn in with the Qur'an:

"Insofar as a member of Congress taking an oath to serve America and uphold its values is concerned, America is interested in only one book, the Bible," he wrote in a column titled, "America, Not Keith Ellison, Decides What Book a Congressman Takes His Oath On."

"If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book, don't serve in Congress," Prager wrote, adding that using the Koran "undermines American civilization."

"Oh, that's the whole point. It's exactly because it's ceremonial that it matters to me," he said. "Ceremonies matter. Ceremonies are exceedingly important. That is the way a society states what is most significant to it."

Prager also said that he would like to see Jews swear their oaths of office on the Christian Bible — the Jewish Bible does not include the New Testament that is central to Christian beliefs.

Prager said he doesn't think Ellison should serve if he does not take the oath on the Bible but he doesn't prefer legislative action be taken to prevent him from serving.

Speaking last week with FOX News, Prager said his feelings have nothing to do with Ellison's being a Muslim.

"It has to do with the fact that it's not the Bible," he said. "If a Mormon-American decided to substitute the Book of Mormon for the Bible, I would have the same problem. If a scientologist wanted L. Ron Hubbard's 'Dyanetics' to be the book, I would have a problem," Prager said.

Prager said the Bible is the most important book in American history and that's why it should be used." (source)

Was Lieberman sworn in with a Jewish Bible or Romney with the Mormon Bible? Why should Elison be any different than his multi-faith predecessors? And more importantly, why does CAIR have such a big presence in the media...aren't they under investigation for terror connections?

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